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... to eat lunch at a local cafe, called The Table Cafe. I had a delicious quinoa salad, Dennis had a mini meat ball thing in tomato sauce with pita. They were both delicious. The restaurant was right on the water with beautiful overlooks. The wind is not quite so strong today, but there are still gusts every once in awhile.
We then drove to the Galata tower which was part of the old city walls which were torn ...
... sat nav said 5 miles,a breeze.WRONG! We set off following the signs for the airport,the sat nav was yelling in my ear,make a U Turn,I ignored the sat nav and followed the sights for Attaturk,suddenly they disappeared and were replaced by Halkali airport,the wrong one,we had now done about 10 miles,I thought ok follow the sat nav,I kept looking at the petrol gauge as with air freighting you ...
... chocolateries and restaurants. The avenue is surrounded by late Ottoman era buildings designed in Neo-Classical, Neo-Gothic, Renaissance Revival, Beaux-Arts, Art Nouveau style from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The caddesi (avenue) is a fun stroll. We were surprised to stumble into Sant'Antonio Kalisesi (Saint Anthony's Church) a 1912 church built in Venetian Neo-Gothic style.
... with each other, and create an orchestra of mystical chanting. But, don't let the call to prayer make you feel guilty for being a non-participant. Many Turks in Istanbul are free-wheeling through town along side you, shopping, smoking, drinking tea (some of them alcohol which is forbidden in Islam), and staring intensely into their smart phones.
At night in the ...
... sound of car horns. Low and behold, it was a student protest taking place that apparently has occurred every single day at the same time for the past 180 days. It is said to be one of the longest protests in recent history. Not only was this taking place in the middle of busy intersections during rush hour but there were hundreds of police officers lining the streets doing absolutely NOTHING about it. It was the most bizarre occurrence to witness first ...